how mitt romney is handling the news. >> folks, there's no reason to panic over the poll numbers. just ask mitt. >> i'm curious what you say to your supporters tonight, your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away. >> i'm very pleased with some polls, less so with other polls but frankly at this early stage, polls go up. polls go down. >> exactly. it's still early. there are 40 days left until the election. a lot can happen in 40 days. obama can make a gaffe. mitt can win the debates, god can send a flood and destroy all man kind. so there's hope. in fact, the election is so far off, i mean why are we even talking about it? mitt isn't talking about it. last week when reporter asked him if he was going to start campaigning harder, romney responded -- ha, ha, we're in the stretch, aren't we? look at those clouds. it's beautiful. look at those things.